Lillian M. Beard, MD, is a Howard University alumna, has been a member of the Children’s National Health System’s attending staff since completing her residency in 1973. Dr. Beard practiced in Northwest DC for 28 years before joining Drs. Shapiro and Perez in Silver Spring, MD. Dr. Beard has held numerous leadership positions with medical associations including the American Academy of Pediatrics, the National Medical Association, and the American Medical Women’s Association. Dr. Beard is known for her dedication to children’s comprehensive medical care and for educating today’s parents through all forms of media.